Aug 12th 2010 5:51PM Ok, On Algalon... I hear his words after defeating him and he somewhat reminds me of the Silver Surfer... Doing the bidding of his maker, until one day, he comes accross a race of people who bring out the empathy in him. So the question then becomes, what becomes of Algalon now? Will he turn against the titans? Will he spare future worlds from "origination"? what does that mean? If origination is meant to "fix" corruption, doesn't that mean he's indirectly helping Chaos, helping the legion, in Azeroth's case, helping the Old Gods? Yeah, he doesn't send the signal that would destroy Azeroth and everything on it as we know it, but does that mean that a greater evil, a greater destruction will result by the continued spread of Chaos? Just as the Draenei traveled accross the twisting nether from their original world to end up on Draenor, the world of the Orcs, couldn't a corrupted race travel accross the cosmos. What if that corrupted race originated from Azeroth, thousands of years from now, when the Old Gods managed to finally over take all the heroes and safeguards?
The implications of Algalon's statement at the end of the fight cannot be underestimated in terms of their potential impact. Is this the beggining of the corruption of one of the Titan's final failsaves? Remember, Sargeras went "insane" because in the face of all the evil he witnessed, the actions of the Titans were the anomaly, the unnatural force going around forcing "Order" on the natural chaotic form of the universe. What does it mean that Algalon cannot "trust his calculations anymore?"...
Mar 28th 2010 3:52PM Surprized no one has mentione the Fallen Hero of the Horde on here. Lots of lore goodness behind him. Also, there is that guy you talk to while doing the linken quest line in Tanaris. You have to take a poison (quest Item) that temporarilly "kills" you to see him (early phasing attemps??).
Anyways, anyone know of other Ghosts that can only be seen in ghost form besides this one and the on in Blackrock Mountain?
Mar 24th 2010 5:48PM We have to remember what the Flight's job is. Ultimately, it is to preserve the re-ordering the Titans effected on Azeroth. In this respect there may be some conflict inherent to the Bronze Drangonflight's mandate. What if the Bronze Flight's job is not to "Preserve Time" in the stricktest sense but to "Preserve the timeline that ensure's the preservation of the Titan's creations." In this sense it means that any event that would lead to the destruction of Azeroth would be within the perview of teh flight to fix through their powers. Hense, sending "a Dragon, a wizard and an orc" back in time to help stop Sargeras, makes sense if your goal is to "preserve a timeline that preserve's the Titan's creation". It also means that it is in the flight's interest to Keep certain things from happening, such as the freeing of the Old Gods.
Now, where to the Infinites come in? Perhaps they are the more radical faction of the Bronze, seeking to achieve the "preservation of Azeroth as created by the Titans" in a more "pure sense", meaning that they seek to stop non-Atherozian influence: No burning Legion, No Horde, No Lich King, etc....
Mar 17th 2010 5:54PM Well, I love the Bronze. They have the most interesting story lines due to the nature of their work. I have a couple of questions I am hoping people out there can answer:
A) Are the Bronze aware of the entire timeline, experiencing it all at once?
B) Are they like the other races, experiencing it sequentially?
This is a HUGE difference.
in Scenario A, Nozdormu and the other bronze would be aware of everything that has happened and will ever happen as soon as they recceived their powers and are simply acting out those actions. Essentially, they are slaves to the timeline, not preservers of it, like actors in a play without being able to adlib or improvise.
In Scenario B however, they experience time linearly, like all other races, but have the ability to travel through time. So that a "current" Nozdormu knows how and when he will die, as in "I have a vision of my death", but he may not be aware of all the events that lead to his death, so the actions he takes to prevent it are the things that lead him to die (which is a rather cliched scenario in most time traveling stories). It would also explain why the Bronze are so reactive, why not just stop the Infinite BEFORE, relatively speaking, they start messing with the timelines. It also explains why we never get asked to fix the future (or maybe because we wouldn't have the power to help, considering progression and all, gear will be insane in WoW 5.0 and I don't think that WoW 3.0 gear would be very helpful to the Bronze two years from now....)
Scenario B fits in most cases where we deal with the bronze. If that is infact the case, this tells me that within the Caverns of Time, all the bronze are actually future Bronze, those have already experienced all that has transpired on Azeroth (which is why they recognize that little girl from the childrens week quest and attack her, and why all time traveling originates from from the Caverns).
Maybe that is why Noz is missing. He's already dead (from their perspective). Perhaps he dies in a mysterious way and the rest of the bronze only seem to think that he's missing because in actuallity they do not know he is dead.
Man I love time travelling...
Nov 4th 2009 3:36PM What really gets me is that once you have gone through great lengths to get this powerful weapon, if you can't wield it, these other elf factions just happen to have (pressumably) equaly as powerful weapons just sitting around waiting to be handed out. This, as opposed to actually USING these weapons against the Armies of the Lich King...
I mean, REALLY, you got some Staff/Mace/whatever that can rival in power the fabled blade of Quel'delar and you just keep it around hidden???
Oh, and if it is that powerful, where the hell was it when we were fighting off Ragnaros and the other not to be named baddies in BWL, old Naxx, ZG, etc...
C'mon guys, working for the survival of Azeroth here... HELP ME HELP YOU!!!
Aug 21st 2009 6:04PM OMG!!!! Time to complete all those old quest and exploration achievements....
Worgen Hunter ... nuff said
Heroic Dungeons for old content? SWEET!!! Also.. Heroic DM PLEASE (if we are going with the whole "exploring old things theme"
And did anyone catch the "While the alliance and horde fight in northrend" piece? Does this mean that fighting the Lich King will still be that far off? Interesting....
Jun 7th 2009 11:56PM As an aside, I've always though this was one thing that the game needed. The ability to set requests to be filled by other players though a classifieds type system.
Players could enter a request. If that request requires payment, the system would hold the money unil it was closed or payed out to responders.
Seeking to fill out old reputations, paying gold for your wanted sigils, marks, bijous and more. Specially interested in Ravenhold reputation lock boxes.
Then you can set the system to pay out for certain items and players can farm that stuff for you while you focus on more important things. Let's face it, not everything you want can be found at the AH
May 31st 2009 8:15PM I am concerned how this may impact PvE. Please tell me this is unfounded.
If Blizz improves pet for PvP purposes, will those buffs result in corresponding pet debuffs in PvE?
I am not big on PvP, but if I gear all PvP gear (High Stam + High Resilience or Penetration) will this make my pet even more of a tank/DPS'r than what it is now? Would such a change merit reductions in overall Stam/evade buffs and/or DPS buffs, specially from talents, as a way to control possible stacking of pet stats to "undesired"/"unintended" levels?
I just get very nervous when they say "buffing this" later only to find that smart players push things in ways that blizz deems unwanted. (yes it's their game, and they do with it as they please, but I am a cinic, and believe that nothing comes for free....)
PS. I want my free ammo. Replace slot with ammo enhancement
May 28th 2009 1:03PM I think you are all missing the point here. This is meant to be a reset, a chance to revive the franchise.
Should there be references to the old story? Maybe, but with the way the series ended (all potentials given slayer power) it will be difficult to do that. In fact, there maybe a need to do an entire canon reset with this movie (like comics have done so very many times to bring stories into modern times or to deconflict overly complicated and diverse story arcs across various different series)
I am very excited about a new Buffy movie and maybe even a new series if there is enough following, I think that not having Joss is the the biggest detractor for me. I love his stuff (well, buffy and it's spin-offs and Firefly).
As far as an actress is concerned, I thin the chick from heroes would be a good fit, but only cause i am a fan of the show. Also, she has that sort of spunky teen vibe that the early buffy had. I am also partial to the Serenity/terminator chick, because, again, I am a fan of her stuff.
Sep 24th 2008 6:23PM Maybe, JUST MAYBE, mind flay will leave some sort of residual effect (maybe it' ssupposed to be Misery?) or even better, maybe Mind Flay will now be a DoT (God I hope that's the case, I might have to dust off that lvl 60 priest that's been rotting away). Finally it would make sense, a slowing effect that doesn't root the caster. then again, maybe Spriests are masochists. We are the only class that when using certain spells we are hurt just as much if not more than the people we are casting them on....